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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                2A The Rapids Gazette: Wed., Nov. 20, 1974 Plans To Stick with West, Portuguese President Says 20th Century Moses A modern-day Moses Medal. A medallion struck m memory of David Ben-Gurion, the leader who was instrumental in the rebirth of Israel. At the height of his political career, Ben-Gurion guided a popula- tion slightly in excess of two million people, but his image became known and famous throughout the world. The medallion, in the tradi- tion of the Lombardo mint, is overwhelming in simplicity. The obverse legend reads: "Israel's First Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, 1886 1973." The sculptor captured each separate offering and that orders are limited to a maximum of five sets or units per person Persons already on the mint's mailing list will au- tomatically receive order cards at the appropriate time for special coins and medals made available by the mint. Those not on the it may obtain order forms for the new silver Bicentennial coins at local banks and post offices. Per- sons using these order forms will be added to the mint's mailing list. Others wishing to be added to the list should write: Bureau of the Mint, 55 Mint Street, San Francisco, Calif. 95175. by Mort Reed the craggy features, the halo of white hair, and the deter- mind jaw of (he man who said, "It matters not what the Goj'im (non-Jews) say, but what the Jews do." The reverse carries the wording, "Although he led his nation in war, he never abandoned his search [or peace." A laurel wreath is an indication of Ben-Gurion's great desire for peace, but a bayonet reflects the 'old war- rior's tenacity in leading his country in war. An acorn and oak leaves depict the strength and power of the tiny nation. For obvious reasons, this medallion should become a well-deserved collector's item. Bronze copies are available at and .999 Fine silver at Interested j-eaders may write The Lombardo Mint, P.O. Box 203, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Or P.O. Box 525, Derby Line, Vt. 05830. The U.S. mint has Just announced new offerings of Bicentennial coins and medals available for ordering the latter part of this year and during 1975. Quoting Mary Brooks, director of the mint, "The mint had to get an early start if it was to significantly par- tiipate in celebrating the Bi- centennial. And now that so many of our new projects are reaching fulfillment, we have had to make changes in our ordering cycles to permit the smooth inclusion of the new special bicentennial coins and medals programs." At I he end of the article is a list of ordering periods for both Bicentennial coins and medals during 1975. But please be aware that cut-off dates could be earlier than noted if orders exceed the mint's production capacity for Regional Library Book Collection Increase Told With the collection showing an increase of books, the rotating collection of the East Central Regional Library System is being made available this week to 22 libraries in five counties. Mrs. Nelle Neafie, ECRL ad- ministrator, said Wednesday that (he distribution will be completed by Friday to libraries in Tama, Poweshiek, Iowa and Benton counties and to the Fairfax and Hiawatha libraries in Linn county. The book purchases in the last five months have boosted the total collection to more than books which arc available for circulation to the smaller libraries in the ten-county district. The books are monthly, Mrs. Neafie explained, with half of the counties served each nionlh. William Swim, a retired Cedar educator, handles the monthly distribution. Purpose of (he relating collection is to enhance the collection of each library by providing books which may be of limited appeal or which cannot be accommodated in the budget of the local library. The regional library system was established last year by the. Iowa general assembly to make a library service avail- able to persons who previously did not have access to a library and to strengthen the operation of existing libraries. The (en- county East Central Region Regional Library System is one of seven such systems across the state. ON THIS DATE in 1893. the U.S. supreme court ruled thai the Great Lakes and their con- necting waters were high seas. Unils, Price Three-piece Bleentemilal Proof Three-piece. Wo Bicentennial uncirculated Nunslhcr 11175 Proof Bicentennial Nonsilvcr 74 M'l. Bicentennial American's First Pewter. Third America's First Pewter. Fourth Sale! Women's Loafers 1 Regularly 13.00 Moc styled loafers hove a knit fit lining for comfort. Softly constructed uppers. A great casual look. Black, camel, brown or gold. 5'A-IOM. Dowrufaln Store Only By Peter Uebersax LISBON (DPI) President Francisco da [Costa Gomes denies that Portugal is sliding toward a Communist takeover and says his government in- tends to keep the country In the Western Alliance. In an interview, the 60-yeat'- old president confirmed that the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization has begun withholding information from Portugal because of the presence of a Communist in the cabinet. But he said this might cause more problems for NA- TO than for his own country. He appealed for economic assistance "from the democratic peoples of the including the U. S., and for understanding from Washington. Costa Gomes granted the in- terview in his Belem palace study crammed with 18th-Cen- tury furniture and old books. A former monastery, the palace is now guarded by para- troopers in battle dress. Field Commander A former field commander in Portugal's African wars, Costa Gomes moved in Sept. 28 after President Antonio de Spinola was forced out in a power struggle with the left-leaning young officers who engineered last spring's coup against the right-wing regime founded half a century ago by Dictator An- tonio Salazar. Costa Gomes, who has been described by diplomats as a moderator between the na- tion's political forces, said the new government has stressed "several times that we are de- termined to remain a member of NATO." "I do not think the fact that NATO has been hiding secret information from us should cause apprehension to the Por- tuguese he said. "It should cause apprehension to NATO itself as it would be contrary to its own spirit that decisions arc taken unanimously." .According to Washington reports, nuclear and other sensitive NATO information has been withheld from Por- tugal since the Communist party became a coalition in the post-coup provisional government. Takeover Fears The Communist presence In the government and the ouster of Spinola also sparked fears of a left-wing takeover. Costa Gomes roundly denied such speculation. "I cannot believe that the great majority of those foreign newspapers are publishing such reports in bad faith or because of their reactionary ho said. "It can only be assumed (hat they are not correctly informed. We are sufficiently calm and tolerant to allow time and the facts lo clarify the situation." Some foreign publications have speculated that Portugal could go Hie way of Chile under the late President Salvador Allende, a Marxist whose at- temps to move his country to the left sparked a rightist overthrow. In turn, fears have been expressed in Portugal over possible Chile-style invol- vement by the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency. "Very Different" Asked about this, Costa Gomes said: "My military life gave me (he opportunity to learn how to think coolly in a dangerous situation. Besides, Portuguese geopolitical conditions are very different and minimize the danger you refer to." He said Portugal as n country in a "pre-democratic" stage trying to stabilize its political scene, has "the right to political and financial sup- port from the democratic peoples of the world and above all from the U. S. with its Im- mense capacity of support. "Our foreign policy cannot, for sentimental and pragmatic reasons, forget the U. S. We expect a reciprocal altitude from them." Diplomatic sources said Cos- la Gomes brought back few, if any, pledges of American aid from recent Washington meet- ings with President Ford and Secretary of Slate Kissinger. Azores Base Costa Gomez' granted the in- terview shortly after meeting wilh Ambassador-at-large Robert McCloskey, chief U. S. negotiator for the renewal of an agreement granting the U. S. a strategically important airbase on the 'Azores islands In the Atlantic. "We negotiate with good faith and the president said. "We know that by allowing use of a base we have to pay a high political price at the level of world opinion, but we also know the U. S. will negotiate with the loyalty of a traditionally friendly country." He said, despite "important Portugal was continuing on the road to an "authentic pluralistic democ- racy." He said elections fur an as- sembly which will write a new constitution "will be held early 'next spring, with the exact date to be fixed (10 days in advance. We will take all measures con- sidered technically possible to guarantee their authencity." The president said measures tu safeguard electoral honesty were "inspired by a study of the legislation and experience of democratic European conn- Iries." He said Ih'e only groups excluded will be "persons and institutions Hue of thought may lead to establish- ment of a totalitarian system of any color." That restriction will not af- fect the Communist party, which has advocated a multi- party system since its emer- gence as Portugal's best-or- ganized political group after the April 25 coup. Costa Gonles said a recent Moscow visit by a Portuguese government mission resulted in "studies of the viability of a more intensive collaboration" including a trade agreement which "will be particularly advantageous for our exports." Government sources said the Soviet Union offered to cover a large part of Portugal's oil needs in exchange for agricul- tural products and textiles. "More Difficult" "Our economic situation is more difficult than that of other European Costa Gomes said. "The fragility of our economic structure is badly affected by the Inflation imported through investment and essential goods." lie added that Portugal wel- comes and needs now foreign investment. "We only demand that these investments are not made with the aim of exploiting abundant and cheap labor. with savings in all 101 model rooms. whybE QRATifd? Because gratitude Is a powerful, healing force an acknowledgement of God's goodness that replaces complaint with satisfaction. Self-pity with joy. Lack with abundance. You may be surprised to find how much you have to be grateful for. You're warmly invited to read the Thanksgiving Bible Lesson in our Reading Room. And come to our Thanksgiving service, where you'll hear people share their gratitude for God's presence and power in their lives. This service Is free, and all are welcome. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE a.m. Thurs. Nov. 28 1242 2nd Ave. S.I. First Church of Christ, Scientist Cedar Rapids, Iowa Visit All 16 Galleries and 101 Model Rooms 1C We can hold your purchase. These values good for 7 days. Here are fhe chairs with a secret to share. Plus a "Great Buy" It sits like a lounge chair. 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